Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates campaigning as if they believe any letup and they'd lose ohio and lose the election. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> right now we're in the final hours of early voting in the state of maryland. tends at 9:00 tonight. and once again there are long lines at the sports and learning center in landover, where people are trying to cast their ballot. extra voting machines were added at this and other locations across the county. but people are still waiting hours on end. today our prince george's county bureau chief tracy wilkins learned that an important reason for the backlog is lack of space and those voting machines. we'll have more in a live report coming up in the next half hour. >>> it is not ye9 clear exactly how the aftermath of hurricane sandy will affect voter turnout next week. what is clear is that a big event scheduled for this weekend, the new york city marathon, has been canceled. nbc's jay gray is in atlantic city now with more on that break
Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with sandy. mitt romney cancelled all of his sunday campaign stops in virginia. he's going to ohio instead. president obama hasn't scratched any events yet, but air force one is changing its flight schedule, and vice president biden cancelled a sunday stop in virginia beach. >>> still ahead tonight, a silent salute for a police officer killed in prince georges county. >>> plus, we're continuing to update sandy. >> reporter: as the threat of sandy becomes more real for residents in rehoboth beach, citizens prepare for the worst. i'm erikaerica gonzalez, more c up. >>> search nbc washington weather in itunes or the android market. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee...
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on november 7. >> reporter: the race in florida is closer, 48% to 47%. but in ohio, it's still a five-point obama advantage in the most important state. and in new jersey, the president got a boost that could help him in all the swing states. more praise for his storm response from romney backer republican governor chris chr t christie. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes. whether it's the mayor, governor, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot think the president enough. >> i want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> reporter: better than any speech or tv ad, to lead in a crisis and have political opponents offer praise. but that sword is double edged. and if fema stum b -- stumbles, it's sure to hurt the president. >>> early voting is back on in maryland. today, the governor cast his vote in baltimore. election officials say so far, about 162,000 people hav
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
campaign has only five days left now. president obama just wrapping up an appearance in las vegas. he's going to go to colorado now and will spend the night in columbus, ohio. meanwhile, mitt romney is rallying support on a campaign swing through virginia. steve handelsman on capitol hill now with the latest on this. >> reporter: besides virginia, and the other battlegrounds, both sides now have their eyes on a few other states that they either hope or fear might alter the election calculation. it's that close. the nine swing states still matter most. mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the polls show the race tied, and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you'll see high levels of unemployment continue, and stalled wage growth. if any wage growth at all, like we've seen over the last few years. >> reporter: his new ad is positive. >> mitt romney understands business. knows how to create jobs. and get our economy moving. >> reporter: but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. in today's nbc news marist poll, romney's down by